WEB SITE: http://www.qsl.net/miarc        May, 2001          e-mail: miarc@yahoogroups.com

A short note from the Prez……….. 

The past quarter has been fairly quiet, not much activity going on outside of the normal TDS’s coming in.  

As you can see, the June 2nd meeting will be held on their grounds of the Hudsonville Swap. Hope to see a good turn out at this meeting. With not having to many issues to go over, the meeting should not be a long one. The meeting will start promptly at 1:00PM. 

The September meeting will be our Annual meeting in Lansing on the 9th, due to the Labor Day weekend being the first weekend. At this meeting, there will be elections for the office of Vice-President, Treasurer, and a Director position. A nominations committee will be formed to accept nominations. If you are interested in running for any of these positions please contact me. The ballot will be published in the next newsletter. 

Just a reminder the December will be held in Oakland County at the EOC office on the 2nd. Directions will be in the newsletter, or log on to the website. 

If anyone has any questions, you can reach the Board via of the website, or my phone number is 810-465-7126. For those of making the meeting on the June 2nd, I’ll see you there. 

73,          Dennis, W8DFG        President

Treasurer's Report:

 We have had 53 members send in their dues since the first of the year. This
 is not a very good representation of the total membership support for MARC.
  Dues are $15.00 for the calendar year full membership and $7.50 for associate
 membership. Your support is necessary if we are to maintain the high
 standards of our organization.

 Joel Goldberg, W8HIU, Treasurer


Database Manager / Webmaster's Corner

There has been little database activity since the February newsletter.  Changes over the past quarter include recording dues payments and updating address / phone numbers in our or renewal updates from our frequency coordinator.  As a result, there hasn’t been a need to update the website repeater directory.  By my estimate there are over 50 outstanding TDS’s to be processed.  About half are annual updates or modifications and the rest are new coordination requests.   As of May 5th, I have not received any processed coordinations from our frequency coordinator.

Dave Johnson, WD8DJB



MARC INC. Quarterly Meeting Minutes          March 2001


President Dennis Gaboury, W8DFG, called the quarterly meeting for MARC INC. to order on March 3, at 1:00pm at the Bangor Twp. Hall in Bay City. Introductions of the Board members followed. Board members present were Dave WD8DJB, Joel W8HIU, Ron W8YUC, Kelly KB8RWG, Murray KE8HR, Bill KC8DBG, Dennis W8DFG, and Ron N8JAZ. There were 24 members present including N8NJE as Official Observer.


Secretary Ron N8JAZ, read the minutes from the last meeting. Kelly KB8RWG made a motion to accept the minutes and was supported by Bill Kelly KC8DBG. The Motion carried.


Treasurer Joel W8HIU gave the Treasurer’s report. It showed $3,478.69 in savings, $866.21 in checking, and $15 undeposited. The total balance was $4,359.90. Expenses to date were Newsletter $274.28 leaving total balance of $4,085.62. Dues Received to date were $82.50. Bruce N8UT, made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, Doug N8NTN supported it, and the motion carried.


Old Business


Dennis will chair the Bylaw Committee. The office of Vice President is still vacant. There are two volunteers for the office of Vice President, with one being Jim KB8IFE. A decision will be made shortly as the office expires September 1.

A motion was made by Joel W8HIU to pay Ron N8JAZ the costs of the newsletter, $274.28.

Phil W8IC supported the motion. The motion carried. Joel W8HIU made a motion that the Treasurer is given prior approval to pay up to $300 per issue for the costs of the MARC INC. Newsletter until 12/30/01.Doug N8NTN supported the motion. The motion carried. Joel W8HIU made a motion to eliminate the $4 coordination fee. Ron W8YUC supported the motion and the motion carried. This was the first reading and would be read again at the next meeting because this would be a bylaw change.

Joel W8HIU made a motion that the trustee of the Remailer be an active member of the Board.

This was amended to be a guideline by Ron W8YUC and supported. The motion carried.


New Business


Discussion was held on coordination of 145.41. Don N8NJE commented that any records he doesn’t have should be sent to him.


The next meeting will be held on June 2,2001 a Saturday. The meeting will be held at the Grand Rapids Ham fest on the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.


Motion to adjourn was made by Joel W8HIU and supported by Jerry K8CFY. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted, Ron Huber N8JAZ


Marc Board of Directors


Dennis Gaboury


P.O. Box 463148

Mt. Clemens, MI 48046

Vice President

Position Open





Ron Huber


7135 Bradley Rd.

Saginaw, MI 48601


Joel Goldberg


6762 Red Cedar Lane

West Bloomfield, MI 48324

Immediate Past President

Kelly F. Karpp


4321 Bamfield Rd.

Glennie, MI  48737


Ron Gordon


7172 Sharp Rd.

Swartz Creek, MI  48473


Bill Kelly


17158 Hans Dr.

Fraser, Mi 48026




Wallace W. Murray


1403 S. Hill Rd.

Milford, MI 48381

Database Manager

Dave Johnson


2266 E. Vermontville Hwy

Charlotte, MI 48813



Membership Form


Name: _________________________________Call Sign: _______________________________

Address: __________________________________________ City: ________________________

State: _______________ Zip: _________________ Email: ________________________________

Day Phone: (___)________________________Night Phone: (___)_________________________

Club or Repeater Affiliation: _______________________________________________________

Check One [  ] Full Member ($15)   [  ] Associate Member ($7.50)

Newsletter [  ] Email or [  ] U.S. Mail.

Make checks out to MARC Inc.

Send to Joel Goldberg, W8HIU, 6762 Red Cedar Lane, West Bloomfield, MI. 48324

Meeting Schedule

June 2,2001                 Hudsonville Swap                     1pm, This is a Saturday

September 9,2001        Lansing                                     1pm, Elections

December 2,2001        Oakland Co. EOC                   1pm,



Coming From:


NORTH of Grand Rapids:

South on US131 to I-196 (Ford Freeway)

I-196 West to Hudsonville exit, EXIT 62, (32nd Ave)

North on 32nd to New Holland St.

West (left) on New Holland ½ mile to 36th Ave.

North (right) on 36th, across Chicago Drive and RR Tracks to Grant ST

West (left) on Grant to Park Ave.

South (right) on Park to Fairgrounds entrance.


EAST of Grand Rapids:

West on I-96 to I-196

I-196 West to Hudsonville exit, EXIT 62, (32nd Ave)

North on 32nd to New Holland St.

West (left) on New Holland ½ mile to 36th Ave.

North (right) on 36th, across Chicago Drive and RR Tracks to Grant ST

West (left) on Grant to Park Ave.

South (left) on Park to Fairgrounds entrance.


SOUTH of Grand Rapids (Kalamazoo area)

North on US131 to EXIT 74 (84th St)

West on 84th 10 miles to 32nd Ave.

North on 32nd under I-196 freeway to New Holland St.

West (left) on New Holland ½ mile to 36th Ave.

North (right) on 36th, across Chicago Drive and RR Tracks to Grant ST

West (left) on Grant to Park Ave.

South (left) on Park to Fairgrounds entrance.


SOUTHWEST of Grand Rapids (Holland/Zeeland)

I-196 North (east) to Hudsonville exit, EXIT 62, (32nd Ave)

North on 32nd to New Holland St.

West (left) on New Holland ½ mile to 36th Ave.

North (right) on 36th, across Chicago Drive and RR Tracks to Grant ST

West (left) on Grant to Park Ave.

South (left) on Park to Fairgrounds entrance.

----- OR ----

Chicago Drive east to 40th Ave.

North (left) on 40th Ave to Grant

East (right) on Grant to Park Ave.

South (right) on Park to Fairgrounds entrance.


NORTHWEST of Grand Rapids (Grand Haven/Muskegon)

US31 south to Port Sheldon

East (left) on Port Sheldon to 40th Ave

South (right) on 40th to Grant

East (right) on Grant to Park Ave.

South (right) on Park to Fairgrounds entrance.



Michigan Area Repeater Council Technical Data Sheet

Action Requested

New Coordination___ Reassignment ___ Modify Existing Coordination___ Renewal Update___

System Type

_____ Repeater         _____ One Way Link      _____ Two Way Link       _____ Multi Location Link

Frequency Information

 Band: ___________ Output Freq.: ___________ Input Freq.: _________ Control Freq.: _______

System Status

In Operation: ______ Will Be On By: __________ Not Used (return to frequency pool) _______    

Sponsorship (Sponsor is the holder of the coordination)

Sponsor: _________________________Trustee: ___________________Station Call: __________

System Owner: _____________________________________________________________


System Information

City Identified With System: _________________________________________Return Form To:

Geographic Area Served: ______________________________________         Wallace Murray

County (transmitter located): _________________________________________KE8HR

 Repeater Address: _________________________________________________1403 S Hill Rd.

 Location Of Receiver If Different Than Above: ___________________________ Milford,MI.48381

Coordinates To The Nearest Second: Latitude: ________________ Latitude________________

Ground Elevation Above Sea Level (AMSL): __________________ 

Ant Height Above Ground: __________Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT): _______________   

Date system was originally coordinated: ______/_______/_______

 Michigan Coordination number: ____________ ARRL Coordination number: _____________


Antenna & Power Information

Antenna Gain: ______ dB Omni Or Directional: _____ Bearing Of Ant (if directional) _______                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Power To Antenna: ___________Watts       E.R.P. In Watts: ___________________


Access Mode

____(O) Open  _____(C) Closed  ____(PL) CTCSS Freq.____ DTMF (T) ___ Digital (Y) ______

Do you want this Repeater listed in the ARRL Directory? Yes _____ No _____

Do you want your PL Tone/DTMF Access sequence Published? Yes_____ No _____


System Features

A= Auto patch         CA= Closed Patch           DS= Dual Squelch             E= Emergency Power           L= Linked      P= Portable System        PKT= Digital Packet Capability       R/r = RACES      

A/a = ARES              X= Wide Area  (requires Quadrant App)                Y= RTTY/ASCII                           

 z/Z= Direct Access To Police (911)               WX = Weather Net   

Your Features: ___________________________________________

Trustee Information

Name: _________________________________________Call sign: ______________________

Address: ________________  _______________ City: __________________State: ______

Zip Code: ________Day Phone (___)__________ Night (____)_________________

Email Address: ___________________________________________________________

I want to receive the MARC Newsletter by: Email Only ________ Regular Mail only _________



I certify that I have read and agree to abide by the MARC Standards and that the statements above are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signature: __________________________________________ Date: __________________





This form explains how to fill out the MARC TDS form. It does not cover every box/line. This is to be filed only by a licensed amateur radio operator. The person filling out this form should be the Trustee of the repeater; the trustee normally is the control operator and has sole responsibility for all correspondence with the MARC.


This form must be complete and all appropriate boxes checked.



I Check New Coordination for a frequency not currently assigned to you or when requesting an additional link frequency, to change location, ERP, antenna height, or any other operation that will change the technical parameters of the system. Explain the modification desired in the A Comments@ area.

2. Check Modify Existing Coordination for a change in call sign, Trustee, access mode or system features.

3. Check Renewal Update when making the required two‑year update of the MARC inc. files


SYSTEM TYPE: Check only one box in this section, Use an individual form for each component such as a transmitter, link, system, or remote receivers.




1. For a New Coordination, indicate the desired band only.

All other actions require entering coordinated frequency data.


SYSTEM STATUS: A will be On By @ enter date only if the system has been off‑line for some reason. A proposed @ is only for new coordination=s If system is coordinated and on the air use A

Operational M.


SPONSORSHIP: The sponsor is the actual holder of the coordination. Enter sponsor name, club or organization.


Trustees enter name and call sign of individual in control of the repeater.


Station Call is the call sign on the repeater ID.




I. Geographic Area Served Please use the 4 quadrant indicator NE, NW, SE, SW given 1‑75, US‑27, & US‑127 as the north/south line and 46 as the east/west line.


2. Note Location of Receiver if different from the transmitter location,


Coordinates provide the Latitude and Longitude to nearest second. (Required) Entries with double zeros in the seconds position are not acceptable. The AMSL and COORDINATES are derived from a USGS 7 2 minute quadrangle map or GPS device.


Exact Location: this is the address where the repeater is located.


ANTENNA & POWER INFORMATION: Please note the Power to Antenna does not refer to transmit power out of the transmitter, but to the actual power that reaches the feed point of the antenna, there are significant power losses in duplexers




For further information please visit our web site at http://www.qsl.net/miarc

Or email us at miarc@yahoogroups.com




Mailing Address


P.O.Box 463148

Mt. Clemens, MI 48046